Christianity is not alone in having a Golden Rule, but there is a striking
difference. Christ’s Golden rule is positive; others are negative. The Talmud
of Judaism said, “What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow men.”
Brahmanism said, “Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done
to you.” Buddhism said, “Hurt not others in ways that you yourself
find hurtful.” Confucianism said, “Do not unto others that you would
not have them do unto you.” Christ’s Golden Rule is positive, “Do to
others, as you would have them do to you.” It is a significant difference.

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Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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